Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
goldenbobby

Ion x or Strikemaster lithium lazer

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

sounds like they are gone. too many problems from what I read. 

 

I have no worries.

I bought the extended warranty.

It's still In the box20161203_073244-1.thumb.jpg.86c1f3dc79081ad3eebae75076ed37a4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

10" Nils 42 volt Icegator Annilator not in that box ;)   is an extended warranty any good if company gone??  lol 

Not sure but you can catch sarcasm if you fish for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, AlligatorDundee said:

20130222_165735.thumb.jpeg.12431ead0161fa1a759800cb23abfb47.jpegIt is a died black sheepskin quad pelt.

 

Everyone who sees it thinks it's 

A black bear rug. 

 

You get tired of correcting them you just let them think that.

 

Are those clear hole covers over your holes? Where did you find those?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, AlligatorDundee said:

Not sure but you can catch sarcasm if you fish for it.

just wondering why a strikemaster box when you were talking about the icegator. I get confused easy.. just ask the guys I fish with. lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

just wondering why a strikemaster box when you were talking about the icegator. I get confused easy.. just ask the guys I fish with. lol 

Let's put it to you this way. With the amount of 10" power augers I have amassed. 

If the Icegator ever fails me I'm certain I won't be stranded without a hole.20170310_153304.thumb.jpg.3279f5f3af50f7ba140309e7c88b1a89.jpg

Edited by AlligatorDundee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, AlligatorDundee said:

I had those hole covers custom made

For my tip-ups.

By Katz Koverz20170310_143103.thumb.jpg.df9068f5a0417e571979449c9bc46d5a.jpg

 

I put one tip-up at each end of the shack they are under glass you can step on them.20170129_170323.thumb.jpg.c5d29ca21892dc09a27d3c31e6e96d1a.jpg

 

It's like a glass bottom boatIMG-20130228-00288.thumb.jpg.02fcb1cfdcd65031fc456d8f3674862b.jpg

That's cool!  I've never seen anything like that in a fish house!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, AlligatorDundee said:

Let's put it to you this way. With the amount of 10" power augers I have amassed. 

If the Icegator ever fails me I'm certain I won't be stranded without a hole.20170310_153304.thumb.jpg.3279f5f3af50f7ba140309e7c88b1a89.jpg

 

better get to augers anonymous :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking the same thing.

I definitely need help.

Burn out.

6 hours ago, Adam NWI said:

That's cool!  I've never seen anything like that in a fish house!

Thank you Adam for the likes and the compliments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/10/2017 at 10:22 PM, AlligatorDundee said:

I was thinking the same thing.

I definitely need help.

 

 

First step:

 

Remove "10 inch power auger" from your Christmas list. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/10/2017 at 4:06 PM, AlligatorDundee said:

Let's put it to you this way. With the amount of 10" power augers I have amassed. 

If the Icegator ever fails me I'm certain I won't be stranded without a hole.20170310_153304.thumb.jpg.3279f5f3af50f7ba140309e7c88b1a89.jpg

I have the icegator and nils 10".  BEST system out there!!!!  i cant believe how great that item works.  There is so much torque with that head unit.  Sad that the company closed, but based on the comments i saw on their facbook page they had some customer service issues amongst other items.  making people wait 18 months for an auger bit is crazy.  I hear their 9.5" auger bit is amazing, but i dont think you can find any for sale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, dj2quick35 said:

I have the icegator and nils 10".  BEST system out there!!!!  i cant believe how great that item works.  There is so much torque with that head unit.  Sad that the company closed, but based on the comments i saw on their facbook page they had some customer service issues amongst other items.  making people wait 18 months for an auger bit is crazy.  I hear their 9.5" auger bit is amazing, but i dont think you can find any for sale.

I have seen Gregs YouTube videos that's not arrogance. That is called knowing your stuff. 

That 9.5" light weight bit with stackable flighting for deep ice is ahead of its time just like the Icegator high speed electric power drives are.

I would love to find one.

My favorite thing about the Icegator is the cutting sound it makes.

I feel very fortunate to have one knowing the high demand and coming from just a mom n pop operation. We are lucky. 

It also attracts attention on the ice like a supermodel.

 

 

Edited by AlligatorDundee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, AlligatorDundee said:

I have seen Gregs YouTube videos that's not arrogance. That is called knowing your stuff. 

That 9.5" light weight bit with stackable flighting for deep ice is ahead of its time just like the Icegator high speed electric power drives are.

I would love to find one.

My favorite thing about the Icegator is the cutting sound it makes.

I feel very fortunate to have one knowing the high demand and coming from just a mom n pop operation. We are lucky. 

It also attracts attention on the ice like a supermodel.

 

 

Never thought he had arrogance.  He built a very simple head unit that can beat any of the standard ice auger companies.  When you take it apart you just sit and cant believe that the simplicity of it.  It may weigh a bit more than others, but i will never go to another unit until i see one that can beat the icegator pushing a 10" bit.  its just a shame that he either grew too fast or just took on too much too soon without managing timelines of incoming parts and build times.  if the batteries were coming from overseas i know that there could be delays and that is hard to deal with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are way too many emotional 100+ posts out there as to why IG went belly up but when you get a reputable company like Nils with you and still can't make it I'm sure it was more than the inability to get batteries. 

The 9 1/2 inch drill looks interesting though, did they ever get any to market? There must be a manufacturer out there somewhere with a bunch of them. Anybody know where they came from? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, Hawg said:

There are way too many emotional 100+ posts out there as to why IG went belly up but when you get a reputable company like Nils with you and still can't make it I'm sure it was more than the inability to get batteries. 

The 9 1/2 inch drill looks interesting though, did they ever get any to market? There must be a manufacturer out there somewhere with a bunch of them. Anybody know where they came from? 

I have talked to one person who has the bit.  Said it was amazing but upset that they were not able to get the extra flightings.  I looked around to find anyone that could have made such a unit but cant come up with anything.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Posts

    • I'll second that!! Gotta get some more cawn today....
    • From the  picture it is a male yellow headed blackbird; IMO there is even a faint white bar on the wings which may be what you describe as "the ring on its back" and the black smudge under and behind the eye.  I can't tell about the bill, but on a cowbird the bill is quite heavy;  not nearly so stout on the YH blackbird. Immature male yellow headed black birds are not so bright yellow as the adults, and there should definitely be some young of the year fledged by this time of the year.   If the picture is not accurate then we will need a better photo to do better than that.  IMO This picture does not show a brown headed cowbird.  Most cell phones will take a better picture and if it is tame enough please post another or even better a couple more.  The more different poses the better. Yellow headed blackbirds are almost invariably connected to swampy areas, especially those with cattail fringes.  They also tend to be around in groups, especially groups nesting in the same swamp not mixed in with red winged black birds.   The females of both species are quite drab, and quite distinct from those of the cowbirds.
    • I do live by a river and have lots of RWBB, maybe it will yellow up. That's a very distinct rusty brown ring on it's back though, I didn't see that in any of the YHBB pictures.
    • This furnace has 2 pipes. The larger pipe about 4" is the air intake is supported through ring #29. The smaller pipe inside the larger pipe about 2" is the furnace exhaust connected through the larger ring #30 and screwed to the raised portion of ring #29. My furnace a vintage Hydro Flame Convection with dual direct vent, needed no power, and used a pilot light. Had the identical 2 pipe direct vent as yours. I built 2 rings similar to your drawing. Had 2 major issues: 1. Anytime the wind exceeded 20 mph, my pilot light would blow out even when the furnace side of my house was parked to the leeward side due to wind eddies.  2. At the exhaust cap which was about 1 3/4" from the side of the house would scorch the side surface above the cap and the moisture from burning Propane (1/2 pt. per 10#) would freeze on and below the exhaust when temp went -10 or below. Second year I re-designed using the Pipe Cap photo 1 from Menards for under $10. I cut off the bottom half at the black line and cut a hole on the outside flat surface for the exhaust pipe. This was my fresh air intake. Also filled the inside of the cap with a disassembled expanded metal filter from a motor home stove top exhaust filter.  Photo 1   Secured it to my house and ran the exhaust pipe through the hole in the end. Attached the exhaust pipe to a 2" x 3" aluminum gutter down spout used as a chimney. Photos 2 and 3. Totally solved my issues. You may also find a similar cap to photo 1 for the exhaust instead of the pipe. Most of the caps I was able to find had a 4" connection point so you would need to modify to 2" or whatever size you exhaust pipe is. How ever you do it, cover all openings with a screen to keep the Mud-daubers out as they love burned propane orifice area to build there nest.  Photo 2 & 3
    • sure looks like YHBB.  open fields and swamps close by? They like to hang out where the RWBB do.  Cannon SX30IS is pretty cheap online. 35 power zoom. good for still shots.   
    • Going to bait tomorrow with fryer grease, bread, dog food, cherry frosting, peanut butter, soft candies, raw white sugar, and popcorn. I am throwing everything at them tomorrow, hopefully the bears like the variety!
    • I don't know about that but I will certainly not write him off, if he can be a steady vet I will be happy. 
    • That's a great chicken recipe duff, but that steak n corn get my vote!! 
  • Our Sponsors